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conyers amendment to the national defense authorization act that would strip funding from the usa's all collection programs. the amendment was narrowly defeated. now months later and several new explosive weeks later lawmakers in the senate are eager to try again with their own dna. they believe that if the vote were held today they would pass their two however leadership is pushing back as the chairman of the armed services committee carl levin doesn't want any of the reforms included in this year's and the head this fray over the nsa along with other issues related to sanctions on iran might prevent congress from even passing in the nba for the first time in fifty one years. again no and da day for the first time in fifty one years. so that is what's going on in congress and that's also what has the top defenders of the nsa so concerned. kevin rogers and kevin finds their rank and file members willing to wreak havoc on the legislative schedule just to make sure they get a vote on an essay report. the wild card here would be the american people and what they want. however they did more
and pressing matters before they leave for the holidays. on the agenda a massive defense bill and a farm bill but perhaps the most significant issue is the budget, to avoid a deal like last october. >>> car pileups and massive flight delays. the national weather service is predicting another massive storm from washington, d.c. to boston tomorrow. >>> detroit's troubles are having a ripple effect across the country. its bankruptcy case sets a precedent how cities going through the same process handle its economic woes. the city of stockton in northern are california owes more than a billion dollars to its creditors. has few options. melissa chan has the story. >> in the back of their minds a not so merry prospect. as a retired city worker of bankrupt stockton his pension is in peril. >> they don't have any real concern about what happens to the people, their families that lose their medical care. and if we lose our pension, then i'll probably lose my house. >> in the era of boom before the financial crisis bust, stockton made some costly mistakes. over building and investing in pricey city pro
's not easy. now sure, the 113th hasn't passed a bills every congress does like a highway bill or defense bill or farm bill or a budget. but i mean what do we need a budget for. clearly not for highways, defense. or food, they did pass a bill ensuring people can fish on dams near the cumberland river and passed deep cuts in food stamps for the poor which is good solid governing because the poor don't need food stamps any more now that they can fish near dams on the cumberland river. remember, remember the old saying, give a man a fish will eat for a day. take away his food stamps, maybe he won't. (laughter) and folks, i'm excited-- i'm so excited to have others report that there's been an even bigger bipartisan achievement. >> congress is about to shell out $55 million to pay for retirement benefits for a group of chimpanzees. the 300 chimps are part of a research testing facility who are being sent to a habitat in louisiana to live out the rest of their lives. the money will be used to provide the animals with housing, food and medical care. >> stephen: that's right. the government is paying
on the appropriations committee, that sequestration is unlivable. >> that being the defense industry. >> yes, mostly. on top of that, the next which takes spending to $967 billion almost comes exclusively out of defense. another $20 billion cut around january 15th strictly from defense budgets. so there's an appetite among the hawkish wing of the house republicans to just get rid of this. they realize that if they are going to get rid of this, they have to give in a little bit. >> weirdly, sequestration is now having the impact they believed it would to get a deal in the first place, untenable budget cuts. i think jonathan's point is really important. this is, if you're watching at home, this isn't the grand bargain. politics is the art of only the possible. the possible in this case is something very small. there is clearly no appetite for brinksmanship again. it is getting what they can get done. not getting into a bigger intractable fight that might shut down the government or cause really hard political pain on either side explaining to their base what they are getting but what they are giving u
week with china's claim of an airplane defense identification zone over these islands. >>> accusations this morning against syrian president bashar. the human rights chief says massive evidence collected over the course of the 33-month-old conflict in syria indicates asawed sad in war crimes and crimes against humanity. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following this for us and live in damascus. does this report name bashar al assad specifically? >> reporter: it doesn't name him specifically but does implicate him. the report says that these war crimes and crimes against humanity go all the way to the top levels of the syrian government, including responsibility for the office of the head of state and that is bashar al assad and a strong statement the united nations is making. the deputy foreign minister came out and said they give no credibility to this report whatsoever. they said, quote, pela who is the u.n. human rights chief has talked to, quote, nonsense in the past and they are sort of trying to brush this off but it is something will carry a lot of weight internationally. the united
sea and south korea is expanding air defense zone and the boundarys there overlap a zone by china and the move is raising tensions in the region. >> reporter: the announcement may be about invisible lines in the air but extend over disputed areas of land and sea. this is what south korea calls yodo a rocky reef by the station and under the de facto control and they are claimed by beijing and seoul and south korea asserted rights in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region which does not overlap with neighboring countries and includes air space over the waters. >> reporter: the move is two weeks after the surprise extension of the air defense zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan and extends deeper in the chinese one and also overlaps that of japan. the government won't impose the rules and wants film to identify themselves until december 15 allowing for consultation with neighbors. >> translator: we believe this will not necessarily impact our rel
, chinese defense officials issued a statement reaffirming the military claim on the area. >> protesters in thailand are cleaning up the mess, hoping to tidy up the streets. a leader said demonstrations would be suspended out of respect for the king, but would resume for the ceremony honouring him. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> it's music to their ears, professional musicians getting health insurance for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nicole mitchell. >
. and there are many others. it was another rough appearance for the public safety committee. in his defense, he said the fire department had been broken for the last 15 years. his first appearance before the report wasince they released in november saying the department's fleet was important issue and the chief was again in the hot seat. >> answered -- answers to pointed questions were not answered. the number of certified -- three. how much money did they request for fleet replacement in 2013? zero. he asked specifically about the hardware fire last june and why d.c. had to borrow at how vertro -- a power truck from district of washington. in the spotlight again. >> i would buy another one. we are working on putting a purchase order or putting a truck in the budget. >> that truck is 10 years old now. that muchthat truck is throwing good money after bad. >> if you want to replace the truck, replace the truck. about the 13asked new ambulances, he knew that one was at the white house, but the others, he was unsure. he later tried to clarify for reporters. the ambulances are available for service. repl
overseas. 20 people are reportedly dead after a suicide car bombing at yemen's defense ministry. sources telling nbc that the attackers were wearing military uniforms and drove a bob trapped car with military plates right up to the gates. gunmen and troops quickly started an exchange of gunfire right after the explosion. most of the gunmen are dead. a hospital inside the defense ministry suffered serious damage and a medical team was reportedly among those killed by the gunman. at this point, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. back here in the u.s., a scathing report says arizona's four street division is to blame for the death of 19 hot shot firefighters back in june. and that krikcontradicts the un own investigation. they fined them $559,000 for serious safety violations. this includes a 25,000 penalty for each firefighter who died battling the wildfire. according to the report, the agency failed the firefighters by putting property protection ahead of the crew's own safety. they're sited for not pulling the team out even though it was clear the efforts were ineffective.
mandela. >> to see the whites and blacks together on the streets. it's because of nelson. >> defense secretary chuck hagel, first trip there for the pentagon chief in three years. >> it's a simple match. three were taken to the hospital. >> hundreds thousands turned out for the government protest toppling the statue. >> house and senate negotiators are reportedly putting the finishing touches on what would be the first successful budget agreement in years. >> fans remembered paul you walker and left flowers in his memory. drew brees 50,000 career passing yards. >> saints 31-13. all time mark from 64. prater's kick is good. >> in washington d.c. the kennedy center a warded artists. billy joel santana. i mean awesome. >> kirby hancock sitting up there with the president of the united states and first lady. he's the only one not nervous about what i'm going to say. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." from washington we're in the smithsonian american art museum and natural portrait gally. what a place. good morning. >> good morning to you charlie. we're going to tal
a picture of her corpse on facebook. medina told detectives he was acting in self-defense, but the state attorney believes it was premeditated. >>> and in the fort worth star telegram woman killed in johnson county home explosion. authorities in texas believe a propane leak may be to blame for the blast. >>> in iceland armed police shoot and kill a suspect for the first time in that country's history. the suspect was firing a shotgun from inside his home monday. two unarmed police men were shot when they try ed to enter the man's apartment. iceland has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. gun violence is extremely rare. the regular police force doesn't carry firearms and handguns are banned. >>> actor ryan o'neil is defending ownership of a painting depicting his ex girlfriend, the late farrah fawcett, he's locked in a legal feud with the university of texas. he says he has no intention of selling it. some estimates say it's as much as worth $30 million. >>> they don't call him big z for nothing. strongman pulled 12 cars setting a new world record. sound tough? he pulled 20 cars l
. in the wake of china's new air defense zone. the move by china to control international air space has raised tensions between the two countries. while the united states is standing by japan over the matter, biden stopped short of ordering beijing to remove. >> we are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> the vice president arrived in beijing early this morning, where he plans to meet with the president. >>> it seems that the house and the senate will agree on a bill to ban manufacturing plastic firearms. the house expanded the bill for two years and the house is expected to do the same when it returns. >>> two sky divers in arizona have been killed in a mid air collision. witnesses say the two divers had open parachutes when they ran into each other causing them to fall about 250 feet. a third sky diver was taken to a nearby hospital. >>> space-x launched into space on tuesday after two previous delays. the launch also marked space-x's third launch. >>> and ohioans, you may not like this last story. ohioans i guess is how you say it.
considerations. so for us nuclear weapons have no place whatsoever in our defense. all of us in this region need to unite against a nuclear program that has been a threat to this region. we have all shared this view since 1974, that we need to establish a region free from weapons of destruction in the middle east. the only regime in the middle east that has nuclear and chemical weapons, and diverts international attention from the fact that it is a violator from the mtp and international instruments on weapons of mass destruction, and a violator of the most basic human rights of the palestinians, trying to divert attention from its inhumane policies. >> many wonder what is it that prompted iran to go for the deal. under former president mahmoud ahmadinejad it was a totally different rhetoric - the west is undermining the tenants of the islamic republic of iran. suddenly there's a break through. is it because sanctions were biting into the economy or from a political perspective, architects have been undermined. it was time to show the world. >> in iran we have political elections, popular electi
shooting at the washington navy yard filed a lawsuit against the government and defense contractors. they allege they ignored red flags about alex' mental health. suit on behalf of knight named the navy department of affairs and two defense contractors as defendants. they are seeking at least $37.5 million in damages. >>> a new bombshell revelation from it nsa leaker edward snowden. the nsa is reportedly tracking billions of cell phones every day overseas. caught in the dragnet some americans abroad. the "washington post" saying the massive amount of data allows the agency to track the movements of almost any cell phone around the world. they can track who the cell user is calling. the nsa said they do not gather cell phone data on americans here in the u.s. >> oo a will ka cal couple defies the odds as they welcome identical triplets without the help of fertility treatment. the odds of producing identical triplets naturally range from one in a million to one in 200 million. the triplets are doing well and should be able to go home in a few weeks. >> it is now 39 minutes after the t
, admirals, south african defense force as a guard of honor. stared, my god, look at this. turning over the power of the state, the force of the state is now in the hands of the new president who happens to be black. these officers are showing their allegiance to him, their trust in him, and they will obey him as president and commander in chief. it was remarkable. to think that something like that could have happened just a few years earlier was unthinkable but it did happen. he served as president. a little like washington, george washington, he would not serve. he had another term even though pleaded with to do so. he done his peace and that was time for new leader to take over and keep the process moving forward. >> which was another key factor in the evolution of south africa. >> what an example that was to other leaders in south africa and other parts of the world. you're not supposed to hang around forever and milk it forever. if you truly believe in freedom of democracy then you have to leave at some point and just step down and go back to your private life, which is what he did
organizations. they turn to groups funded by the tides foundation. mexican-american legal defense fund, latino justice. all of the demonstrated organizations with hostility toward immigration law are now the source of dozens of new lawyers inside the department of homeland security. this administration knows the personnel policy. if you don't want laws enforced go hire lawyers who don't like immigration laws. >> be specific. can you name names? >> we do. the article names dozens of lawyers with their photographs that we obtained the biographical information for. let's talk about two. the first the jennifer lee. jennifer lee came from an organization that was militantly open borders. when she was there they published a pamphlet to give to illegals entitled "what to do in the event of a raid" and it gave advice to people here illegally how to behave if they come calling. now jennifer lee is working at drk hs. this organization was hostile to dhs as a source of new employees. there is an attorney named maura wee. she worked for the aclu immigrant rights project. when she was there she wrote conde
a defense ha that hadn't given a rushing touchdown in eight games. >> i think everybody is so intim intimidated and scared of their front guys. my team took a challenge and stepped up. the whole week they talked about us running the ball and giving us different matches one on one. not just myself, but the backed we had, one on one opportunities we're going to win. >> the eagles go to 8 and 5 and they tray a more commanding position in first place here in the nfc east. the detroit alliance fall to 7 and 6, now where they appear to be a clear spot to an nfc title, the green bay packers seem live to take that from philadelphia. i'm john henry smith al jazeera. >> let's take a deeper look. seattle, new orleans, philadelphia and detroit lead their divisions, with carolina in clear position for a playoff bid. arizona and dallas, the cowboys play the bears tomorrow and if they win they would technically be the leader in the nfc east, they hold the tie breaker over the eagles. six, 66 and 1. >>> matt prater, 62 yard field goal, longest in history. atop the afc with 11-2 record. south divisi
organizations. they turned to groups funded by the tide foundation. mexican american legal defense fund, the latino justice, all of these demonstrated organizations with hostility toward immigration law are now the source of dozens of new lawyers inside the department of homeland security. this administration knows that personnel is policy, and if you don't want immigration laws enforced vigorously, go out and hire lawyers who don't like immigration laws. >> can you be specific, name names? >> we do. the article names literally dozens of lawyers with their photographs that we obtained the biographical information for. let's talk about two. the first one is jennifer lee. jennifer lee came from an organization that was militantly open borders. and she, when she was there, they published a pamphlet to give to illegals entitled "what to do in the event of a raid." and it gave advice to people who were here illegally how to behave if dhs comes calling. now, jennifer lee is working at dhs, so this organization was haa hostile to dhs is the new source of employees. also an employee named mara
. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of equipping the dignitaries -- of keeping the dignitaries safe. >> we believe that probably a billion people will be watching how south africa will perform. >> reporter: south africans of all races and religious backgrounds saying prayers for the man credited with uniting a country once bitterly divided. and the singing rang loud here in the bay area at san francisco's memorial yesterday. several showed up to joyfully honor the anti-apartheid leader. >> this is the beginning of a series of events planned all week in south africa. it kicked off with yesterday's national day of prayer for the leader. reporting live. kpix 5. >>> time is 6:10. the severe weather could put a damper on the holidays. why it may take longer for presents to get under the tree. >>> and icy roads causing major problems. one huge pile that acceptability close to 50 people -- sent close to 50 people to the hospital. >>> frigid temperatures in the bay area. some numbers in the low 20s
defense identification zone. >> this is a noaa acceptance of china's requirements. >> reporter: the u.s. insists it will continue flying military aircraft through the chinese zone and has begun a long-plan deployment of advance p8 reconnaissance aircraft to japan that can carry torpedos, missiles, bombs and mines. the u.s. is already calling on china not to establish yet another restriction zone and biden arrives in beijing on wednesday to talk to chinese leaders about all of this. michaela? >> thank you for that. >>> let's take a look at the other headlines, beginning with breaking news. firefighters are battling a massive eight-alarm fire in boston. it engulfed a five-story commercial building in the innovation district. the building was reportedly being renovated. there are some reports that the fire got so intense, crews were ordered out of the building. no word on whether anyone was inside when the fire broke out. so far, no reports of injuries. >>> a public health alert in hong kong, the first human case of a new type of bird flu has been reported there after killing dozens in c
's air defense zone. the zone is set above a chain of islands in the east china sea that both countries claim. japan's government is pressuring the u.s. to take a side in the escalating dispute over the air zone but the obama administration is treading lightly on the issue as it pursues an economic relationship with china. >>> autopsy results for paul walker could be released today. new crash video shows the fiery crash that killed the actor and a friend. surveillance video was taken from a building across the street shortly after the accident on the saturday. you can see smoke rising and turn dark as the car burst into flames. friends and family held a private vigil for paul walker at the crash site last night. >> we have road closures, sidewalk closures and permits for all of it. we are going to broom everybody out of here in 15 minutes. you guys are going to go down the road. >> the film production crew from the "fast & furious" franchise paid for the service. >>> 5:09 now on your tuesday. the confusion over sales tax on the rise during the holiday shopping season. when do you need t
of advisers, which included his brother and attorney general robert kennedy, defense secretary robert mcnamara, and aides arthur schlesinger, jr. and ted sorenson. this is about one hour. >> under letter to here and i'm looking forward to this conversation. the first question is, 50 years after his death president can has an 80% approval rating among the american public. is the public wrong? >> first of all, it's 85%. [laughter] >> it's gone up. >> and the result of the recent government shutdown i suspect the vintage date it might be 90%. i don't think it's wrong in the sense that people in this country want to feel better about cover. they want to feel better about the countries future. and i think that's what kennedy still gives people. you know, they compare him to other subsequent presidents. johnson with vietnam. nixon with watergate. force truncated presidency. jimmy carter's one term. the first bush one term. the second bush leaves under a cloud. so they look to two presidents to give them better hope in feeling about the government. first off, kennedy, reagan in this p
history. >> this is a test for us. >> the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of keeping so many dignitaries safe. 11,000 soldiers have been deployed around the country to protect the mourners. >> we believe that probably a billion people will be watching how south africa will perform. >> south africans of all races and religious backgrounds sang prayers for the man credited with uniting a country once bitterly divided. and the singing rang loud in the bay area at san francisco's glide memorial. several showed up to honor the leader. >> now this is only the beginning of a series of events planned all week in south africa. it kicked off with yesterdays national day of prayer for the leader. reporting live in the news room, kpix5. >> thank you, kate. mandela's family issued a statement saying they were grateful for the outpouring of support from the governments and people all around the world. >>> santa rosa police are searching for a man they say used a hypodetermine ic needle as a weapon to rob a gas station. it happened yesterday
. republicans and some democrats including chuck hagel at the pentagon who don't like the level of defense spending the way it's squeezed by the budget sequester and it gets squeezed more in 2014 by the sequester proportionately than domestic programs do. that gives some impetus for republicans to go along. democrats are raising the caps by an equal amount on the domestic side of the budget. these are things, priorities the democrats have for social programs, republicans have for defense, which are getting relieved and stitching together solutions to fill in the gaps financially even at a little deficit reduction on top of that, things like raising the fees for airline companies pay for for airport security, that's on the revenue side and on the spending side, curbing federal retirement which some lawmakers don't like but it's a way to get some money. >> jon, thanks for the update. appreciate it very much. john harwood. ty, up to you. >> herbal life may be turning the tables on the hedge fund titan bill ackman. plus, this brings new meaning to the term ski out. how the middle class are get
of a defense here? could he be prosecuted? could he say look, i fell asleep. could that change a charge against him? >> voluntary manslaughter. what was he doing in the hours and the days leading into that work shift. but if he was sleep deprived he has cultupability here. the mta installed the safety measures and opted not to install it in both ends of the train. >> and they kept a 90 degree turn as well. >> two police officers are in hot water. apparently the kids were getting rowdy. and the driver pulled over and called police. listen to how the officers decided to handle it. >> look at me like a man. [ bleep ] she has no tolerance for this. she expects more from a clean clean year old. >> they have been suspended and they are in trouble. >> i understand the driver pulling over. >> i understand they were unruly on the bus. i understand her calling the cops. but then she swore as well. and then the cops swearing at the kids, wrong. >> gretchen give those officers a medal. we need more of them out there. we covered a story where people were killed because an operator of a train were distracted
. secretary of defense chuck hagel made an unannounced trip to afghanistan today. he met with afghanistan's defense minister who reassured hagel that the security deal with the united states will be signed in a timely manner. >>> and remember this video of a chaotic traffic stop in new mexico last october? a woman was stopped for speeding after she got into an argument with the police officer. she drives off. there's a police chase that ensues. that ends with the officer firing several rounds at her minivan that was filled with children. that officer last month, 12-year veteran, has now been fired. >>> and jay-z leads the pack for next year's grammys. he received nine nominations. they were announced at last night's grammy nominations concert. justin timberlake, and macklemore was right behind him. >>> a brutal winter storm is packing a punch across much of the country today. the storm has already killed at least 12. travel has become quite dangerous with roads being covered with sheets of ice in many places. the weather channel's kyla grogan joins me live now. where is that storm right n
was over china's new defense zone that is owned over him and that both japan and china claim to own. biden did not comment on the islands after the first meeting, but said that the chinese leader was candid and constructive. the two are set to meet later today. and a hong kong, look at pollution set to -- at toxic levels. an aging fleet of diesel buses and trucks combined with sunny, dry weather has caused pollution to spike in recent days in the city. speaking of smog, here is a building that eats it. in mexico city, this building can effectively consume the amount of smog produced by 1000 cars per day. it is how a city that was once the world's most polluted is cleaning itself up. ? >> in the city, online retail giant that post move from its headquarters to the center of town. it actually enjoyed something of a renaissance, creating a whole new community in the process. bloomberg checked it out. >> las vegas, always the town where fortunes are won and lost, but few are actually made here. >> to hear that we are moving to vegas is shocking to many people. they are like, why? >> he spent h
september the e-mail, adding he was simply speculating as to what the sisters defense would be at trial adding that at no point in time did he ever see my bell ni lawson do drugs. >> thanks so much. >>> still to come, chilling details about the crash that killed paul walker. casey wian is following that story for you. >> reporter: there is new video released that raises new questions about how paul walker and his friend died. farmers presents: fifteen seconds of smart. so you want to drive more safely? stop eating. take deep breaths. avoid bad weather. [ whispers ] get eight hours. ♪ [ shouts over music ] turn it down! and, of course, talk to farmers. hi. hi. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ >>> there are disturbing new details about the car crash that took the life of paul walker and his friend. the two were inside the mangled car for about one minute before the car burst in to flames. and in the video you'll see a lamp post crash down. it's already happened actually. and then a tree shake as the car hits it. and then after about one minute, faint gray smo
in ways that are problematic. host: what would you cut the besides defense? guest: revenues that we have lost that would otherwise should take in. other than defense, there is waste and inefficiencies in a wide range of domestic spending programs. i am willing to take a look at almost everything. i think the demonization of social security and medicaid are inappropriate. they are not responsible for the deficit problem we have right now. ronald reagan in a debate with walter mondo and clear social security has nothing to do with the deficit. it was true then and it is true now. att in plano, texas. caller: thank you for taking my call. food stamps is not one of the areas that needs to be cut. it is only $80 billion a year. is nothing. the area of the budget that needs to be cut are medicare and social security. those are the largest areas of the budget. he onlythe budget -- t way you get to a sound budget going forward, you have to be willing to cut the areas where we spent the most. anst: the caller makes important observation. we have to take a look at health care expenditures in this
senator cohn. he was among the republicans to override that veto. he also served as secretary of defense during clinton's second terrell. take us back to that moment, eleanor cook in the last segment set up what a historic moment that was to have a president's veto overwritten. the question of sanctions in 1986. can you take us back to the dewitt playing out in your party? because there were plenty of republicans who voted to override that veto. there were also plenty of republicans, jesse helms, orrin hatch, thad cochran that wouldn't do it. take us back and tell us what that was all about. >> well, i think there were two things at work. your guests talked about this being a vote and debate about foreign policy, about the anc being a proxy for the soviet union and certainly there was the element of communism involved and this was really a support for a communist group. but deeply underlying that was really the issue of racism and the evil of racism and the discussion about communism i think was just an overlay of that, that you look at our own history, how long it took us to try to elim
. >> ryan took the stand in his own defense, a ringing and determined denial. >> did you go to the "tribune" parking lot? >> no. >> did you see kent h,itholt anywhere? >> no. >> did you participate in this murder. >> no. >> how could a jury believe otherwise, he thought? there was evidence at the crime scene, after all, footprints, fingerprints, the hair in the victim's hand and none of it matched ryan. it was a friday evening when the jury went out. and that same friday evening when they came back, a brisk pre-weekend deliberation. >> we the jury find defendant ryan william ferguson guilty of murder in the second degree. >> he didn't show much on the outside, but now finally he understood what had happened to him. the sentence was 40 years. and the heitholt's felt they were getting that thing people call closure. >> i'm glad that finally i can remember him as just my dad and someone that was loved by everyone. >> kent heitholt's paper "the tribune" put the story to bed, perhaps for good. but ryan's family felt the polar opposite of relief. the indulgent sister who sneaked him into the bar
declares an air defense zone, and the other respond aggressively in the view of the first side and you get a spiral of escalation. what is different is in the cold war we had no ties with the soviet union. they were audiologically opposed. they had a closed-off economy, they were politically and militarily opposed. with china, we depend on china. every object we pick up says made in china, and china depends on us. what we have here is a situation in which our economic interests, our political interests in many areas, our interests in solving global problems like climate change and piracy are aligned. what we need to do is create diplomatic channels that find ways to resolve the territorial issues without letting it spin out of control. if you think about world war i, nobody wanted to go to war. but, you know, there was a fascination in serbia, and as it escalated, the sort of logic of alliance meant that they ended up in a conflict. that is what secretary of state john kerry is trying to prevent. >> your foreign policy service, your greatest fame may have come from an article in "the at la
unexpected come to his defense. congressman tom cotton. it all started after he released this ad on his face. >> i'm not ashamed to say that i believe in god and i believe in his word. the bible teaches us no one has all the answers. only god does. neither political party is always right. this is my compass. my north star. it gives me comfort and guidance to do what's best for arkansas. i'm mark pryor and i approved this message because this is who i am and what i believe. >> the national republican senatorial committee attacked pryor for the ad, noting that last year he said the bible is really not a rule book for political issues. the committee's communications director wrote so is the bible mark pryor's compass providing the guidance to do what's best or is it not a good rule book for political issues and rules in the senate. guess it's which mark pryor you ask. they write that is an incredibly bizarre and offensive e-mail from the press secretary. we should all agree that america is better off when the public officials in both parties have the humility to seek guidance from god. marco ru
, which prohibits the u.s. department of state department of state and department of defense from providing military aid to foreign military and police forces and engage them byerly human rights. and he never stopped bleeding on an issue central to our mission at human rights first and then his refugee protection. he is the chief sponsor of the refugee protection act, which would eliminate useless hurdles that prevent persecuted refugees from receiving safe haven. at human rights first, with also teamed up to senator leahy to fight for counterterrorism problems -- counterterrorism policies that respect human rights. in fact, in 2009, he called for the creation of an independent commission to investigate our own government's use of torture in the post-9/11 era. unfortunately, that hasn't come to pass yet. senator leahy has a strong record of success because he is further determined pragmatist and an idealist who's less interested in making a statement in making change. frankly, he's willing and able to work with republicans on human rights and a whole bunch of other issues. for exa
is doing it, expanding its air defense zone. the country responding to recent actions by china that decided to suddenly expand their zone over those disputed islands in the east china sea. now the new development is sparking concerns over a possible broader project in the region. the zone would include two small islands along with a rock that's been submerged and is part of the dispute with beijing. >> this morning our thoughts and prayers are with billy graham and his family. we hear his health is on the decline. he was hospitalized last month for a respiratory problem shortly after his 95th birthday. according to his son, his father has been very weak and unable to gain his strength chlgt he suffered from various illnesses in recent years. the reverended family is asking you as well for your prayers. >>> it is a solemn sunday in south africa, as the nation mourns the death of nelson mandela. lets take a look live at the crowd gathered at the anti-apartheid leader's home. live now 7:10 p.m. in south africa, as you can see, the flowers and the candles and the cards and the notes and letters
expulsion for playfully firing an imaginary arrow at a classmate. and criminal defense attorney. a few hot topics to get through. that is the first one. now if you mraflash it you get suspended and possibly ex spelled? >> let's look at their parents for parking a unicorn in a fire zone. there is no nothing to this crime. the kid is 10. he is 10. we encourage them to use their imagination. >> it will be on his permanent record. >> i am so grateful i am not growing up in this age of inanity. i would have been busted for the wonder woman uniform i was rocking because it would have been too indtimidatiintimidatin to say the name ron hos. she is the principal. the this is a ridiculous idea. we are punishing them for imagination. we should be celebrating imagination. we should celebrate when someone doesn't want to do anything with a gun. >> he thought about a weapon and made a motion. >> let's move on. this is raising eye rows. this baby seat. this is about the size. not that one. this is called the newborn to toddler activity seat. this is if you don't want to speak to your child. >> i don't w
, and i was sent in to see the defense minister. also known as the pizza man because he had become wealthy and opened a chain of pizza restaurant. so we went in there. it was dark. we walked in and intelligence we have, we know where the frontline is. that we've been told from the previous day. and we walk in and we tell the minister, the instructions are from the united states you must stop and you must stop those forces right now. he said, ambassador holbrooke is giving this to the president right now. so he says stop? stop? were on the last hill overlooking -- the serbs are going crazy. the shooting their own soldiers who were running from us. you want us to stop right now? he said stock right now. so we get back in the plane and so dick has told him to stop. and we say, but look, did we know it was this man? it was this man? we were scrambling to get the intelligence information to put together. i guess dick finally got the word that it was bad. that we should go to milosevic right now and tell him to surrender. right now. we can save his unit. right now. this is the moment. so we had
in seattle screaming for washington native fred couples who raised the 12th man flag. defense absolutely dominates the saints high-powered offense. drew brees fumbles on the pass attempt. and picks off in the air by michael bennett who recovers, 22 yards for the score. 34-7. seahawks win. they are 11-1. they lead the 49ers by 3 games in the west. >>> wasn't all roses for football fans in seattle. washington head coach steve sarkisyan accepts the usc vacancy. he was with the trojans before moving to seattle. ucs's interim head coach was hoping to get the job. he didn't get it. so he said, sayonara. i'm not coming back. not even for the bowl game. he is out. as for frank mallicoat, he is also out eliminated from play- off contention in the fantasy football kpix 5 league. i'm dennis o'donnell, have a great day, everybody. >> important to note, i beat dennis! >> okay. >> head to head. >> but you're still out of the play-offs. he is really the winner here. >>> in the play of the day, a freshman nappier is making a name for himself among nba scouts as one of the most clutch players in the nat
. >>> well, defense secretary chuck hagel is visiting u.s. troops today. during a surprise trip to afghanistan. he also met with afghan officials to discuss a security agreement which would allow some of the nato-led troops to stay in the country past 2014. the pact still hasn't been signed by afghan president hamid karzai, but hagel said that his afghan counterpart assured him the agreement would be reached in, quote, a timely manner. >>> well, the white house once said that president obama didn't know one of his uncles. turns out, he actually lived with him. briefly. is this a big deal? we'll tell you. that story next. we're aig. and we're here. to help secure retirements and protect financial futures. to help communities recover and rebuild. for companies going from garage to global. on the ground, in the air, even into space. we repaid every dollar america lent us. and gave america back a profit. we're here to keep our promises. to help you realize a better tomorrow. from the families of aig, happy holidays. life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if
? >> one attorney, lawrence taylor, the author of the book drunk driving defense said you cannot be prosecuted because you did not stop someone from engaging in criminal conduct. if someone is holding a gun and is about to shoot it and you don't pull it out of their hand, you cannot be held accountable. i think the police are overreaching. jonathan sill says for this case to progress it has to be the boys knew the person was drunk and that they knew the accident would happen. so there's a standard of proof that is very, very high. it would be very difficult for the state to say one of the boys' conduct actually caused the accident. other thing you're a parent, i thought about, how much responsibility is on the shoulder of the parent who some people if they want to be cynical would say why didn't you teach your kid not to overindulge and underage drink, if we're going to go that route of who's responsible. >> i'm not saying it's an easy case but i don't agree with the analogies the way they were presented. i won't say it's an individual with a gun in his hand. to the extent this d
of their message. one day they send b-52s on freedom of navigation exercise into the air defense identification zone, then the next day they kind of shift gears in terms of commercial aviation and mix their talking points up with our allies in tokyo. i think all of that they had to dial in and fix just a bit. but we're not going to know the results of what he did for weeks and months. for example, if tension is lessened, if a dialogue ensues between tokyo and beijing, if we come up with the way to alleviate tension and roll back incidents if they occur in the region, then i think he ought to consider it a success. fw it remains a very red hot zone in terms of the number of reconnaissance missions and surveillance missions, that's where the danger lies today. you have six countries doing surveillance and reconnaissance missions in a very compact piece of geography. you up the possibility of an incident quite substantially. >> what are you doing tomorrow at 3:00? want to fill in for tour'e? >> don't tell tour'e. >> thanks for being with us. he changed his country but inspired a generation to chan
sleeping, u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel was on a military transport headed for an unannounced trip to afghanistan. he landed in kabul earlier this morning. is he there to thank the u.s. troops for their service and training afghan training forces, and he'll meet with his afghan counterpart to see if afghan troops are able to defend their own country. >>> as the world mourns the death of nelson mandela, tributes to south africa's first black president are pouring in that could fill volumes. but poet and author maya angelou says one word really sums up his character and influence. we'll hear from her next. [ dr. ronit ] there's a lot of foods and drinks that have acids in them. raspberries, strawberries, working at your enamel, once it's gone, you can't get it back. i would recommend using pronamel. pronamel will help to reharden the enamel, i use that every day, twice a day, and i know that i am protected. the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy.
this morning from u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel. he landed in kabul for unannounced visit and now it's announced. the pentagon says he is there to thank troops for their service and commend the progress they have made in afghanistan this year. >>> update on a story we told you about here on "today." you remember the video of a chaotic traffic stop in new mexico back in october? a woman was stopped for speeding after getting into an argument with the officer. she drove off. resulting in a police chase that ended with the officer firing several rounds into the woman's car full of children. well, that officer who opened fire on the minivan montoya has since been fired. >>> six men tested for possible radiation exposure are out of the hospital this morning but still in police custody. of the six, the state health department said only one showed signs of radiation exposure but in good health. they were carrying highly radioactive cobalt-60. >>> we being us, he being the president, we lit our rock center tree on wednesday. last night, the president did the honors. he lit a 31-foot tall col
the urge to engage an eye for an eye. both when he was practicing self-defense and united his country and encouraging people not to seek vengeance, he showed us the absolute power that one man can have in inspiring the best from the rest of us. >> are you confident that will get translated to today's youth, to the next generation of leaders, or do you worry that might get lost? >> no, look, i think there's a lot of folks who are spending a lot of time talking to young people right now about the fullness of mandela's life. and we're blessed that there's a film coming out that will rel let folks see the fullness of this man. >> you're talking about "long walk freedom"? >> yes. >> great film. >> it's a fabulous film. in fact, i've been told that when he saw it, that mandela asked, you know, how did they have this footage of me? so i think that's what i'm most pleased with. people really are taking the time. it's important to talk to our young people. more than anything, mandela was to the world a great spirit of -- you know a great spirit that had the world's fight at the heart of it and
's defense fund said the most heinous things about us. that's one side of the argument. the other side of the argument is that and this is -- something i'm debating between myself so please some acting so shocked and stunned. there are real policy -- >> i'm trying to understand. >> i just explained the first part to you. people like you said we were hateful human beings back in 1996. >> for the record i was in favor of that and we did it before bill clinton. >> the second part really quickly is, second part is this is a recession unlike most recessions, and i can tell you when my father was unemployed in the recession in the early 1970s and getting $40 a week for mississippi for unemployment benefits and got one bag of groceries and fill up one tank of gas, if somebody had told us over that year and a half and my danielle adams was driving around the southeast with all of us trying to find a job, somebody said we'll do you a favor and cut off your unemployment benefits we would say thank you so much but we're good. and my danielle adams -- my danielle adams was working his ass off. we
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